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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Bank House, Market Street, Builth Wells

Sold STC £275,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedroom, 3 Storey Period House
  • Detached 1 Bedroom Self Contained Annexe
  • Good-Sized South Facing Rear Garden
  • Private Off Road Parking
  • Less than 400 Yards from the Town Centre
  • Available with No Upward Chain
  • Spacious & Well Maintained Accommodation
  • Wealth of Original Features
  • 2 Reception Rooms & 3 Bathrooms
  • Pleasant Views from the Top Floor

Full description

You can Bank on falling in love-at-first-sight with this property, Bank House. This beautiful 4 bedroom period property, which also includes a 1 bedroom detached annexe, is a spacious, well maintained 3 storey home less than 400 yards from the main high street of Builth Wells. Not only does it have huge amounts of character, delightful rear views from the top floor, but also a gorgeous south facing garden. This Bank is a sure-fire investment for your money and won’t let you down.

Property Features - - 4 Bedroom, 3 Storey Period House
- Detached 1 Bedroom Self Contained Annexe
- South Facing Good-Sized Rear Garden
- Private Off Road Parking
- Less than 400 Yards from the Town Centre
- Available with No Upward Chain
- Spacious & Well Maintained Accommodation
- Wealth of Original Features
- Pleasant Views from the Top Floor

Overview - Bank House offers the future occupiers of this magnificent dwelling the exciting opportunity to own a piece of the towns history. Dating back circa 1650 this spacious 4 bedroom, grade II listed house presents not only a wealth of character from exposed timbers and stone work to fireplaces and beautiful wooden staircases, but also a pleasant blend of contemporary features finished with modern day family living in mind. Previous owners of this wonderful property include Royal Academy sculpture, Edward Folkard, who's hand crafted window shutters are still there now, as well as former Builth vicar, Reverend Morgan Evans, who became famous for his Welsh poetry under the name of Cynllo Maesyfred.

Conveniently located just a stones throw away from the vibrant town centre and offering private off road parking for a couple of vehicles and a large south facing rear garden, Bank House underwent vast refurbishment over all 3 stories in 2005 and included the addition of the bespoke rear conservatory. More recently the vendors have also completely renovated the former derelict coach house to a superb 1 bedroom self contained annexe. Available with no upward chain, simply put there is very little this impressive characterful home does not offer.

The Property - Approached off Market Street an iron gate opens to a low maintenance paved front garden area. From the gate paved steps lead to the striking pillar box red front door. From the entrance hall a door leads right into the cosy sitting room, left into the bright and airy kitchen diner and straight on into the bespoke timber framed conservatory. A wooden staircase rises up towards the first floor accommodation. The sitting room offers the perfect solution following a busy day at work by curling up in front of the wood burning stove. The room has a frontward aspect and hand crafted wooden shutters made by Royal Academy sculptor and previous vendor, Mr Edward Folkard. The kitchen diner is the hub of the house and presents sufficient space for fixtures, fittings and free-standing appliances. There is ample space for set of dining table and chairs, tiled flooring and a recess accompanying a range cooker and a fitted extractor unit. The kitchen diner has a duel aspect to the front and rear with Mr Folkard's hand crafted shutters also attached to the front window frame. Moving on towards the rear of the house and accessed from the entrance hall once more, the utility area poses as a useful addition to Bank House. Fitted with shelving and storage units, a Butler sink and space for appliances, a doorway leads off to the downstairs w.c/shower room. The final door opening from the entrance hall leads into the bespoke timber framed conservatory. A really useful, multi-purpose reception room, the conservatory was added onto the house in 2005 and has modern and quality features to include double glazing with Pilkington rain sensors and tiled underfloor heating. South facing and overlooking the rear garden the conservatory can be used for a variety of uses and leads nicely outside through French doors to the paved seating area, which in the summer months is perfect for outdoor entertainment.

Moving upwards, the first floor accommodation is made up of 3 bedrooms, a house bathroom and an office/study. Having made the climb from the ground floor the first door you approach on the right hand side off the landing is the impressive family bathroom. Although titled as a bathroom there is in-fact no bath, but instead a walk-in shower unit with drying tray and glazed shower screens, the attractive suite is complete with a matching w.c, wash basin and a heated towel radiator. The bathroom also offers the exposed original timber floor boards and a window which provides a view over the rear garden. A separate door leads to an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Back into the landing area, further doors open into 3 good-sized bedrooms. Both front bedrooms are easily deemed as doubles with one also benefiting from an original stone fireplace. Both bedrooms offer a bright frontward outlook through sash windows. The rooms have exposed timbers as well as built in storage cupboards. The smallest bedroom, bedroom 4, would still be classified as good-sized room by modern day standards and is located at the rear of the house and presents a sunny south facing aspect over the garden. The 2 remaining separate doors from the landing lead into a useful office/study which poses as a useful addition with more and more home owners working from home and into the stairwell which houses the beautifully preserved wooden staircase which rises to the second floor which accommodates the grand master suite. Making up the entire top floor the master suite is split into the bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The bedroom area has sufficient space for a double bed and extra furnishings, feature exposed timber A-frames, flooring and stonework, as well as an array of bespoke wardrobe and storage cupboards. Two Velux skylights allow a wealth of natural light to flood the room and in-turn provide distant views over the neighbouring rooftops and Welsh countryside beyond. A door leads from the bedroom into the luxurious private en-suite bathroom which features exposed timbers and stonework once more, an array of built in wardrobes and cabinets and is installed with a matching white suite of w.c, wash basin and a roll top bath. A perfect way to sit back and relax at the end of a long day.

The Detached Annexe - This former coach house was fully converted by the vendors in 2012 from what was a then in a very poor state of disrepair to what is now a fantastic self-contained 1 bedroom annexe, which would be ideally suited for an elderly relative, independent child or holiday let/bed & breakfast generating a steady stream of income. Either way this wonderful addition really adds flexibility to the accommodation as a whole and opens the property up to a wide range of potential buyers. From the roof to the floor, the windows to the doors and the kitchen to the bathroom, no stone has been left unturned and is ready to be occupied at once. As you enter from outside you walk straight into the main reception room which has a high vaulted ceiling, a wood burning stove, exposed features, windows and a wooden staircase rising up to the first floor mezzanine bedroom area. From the reception room steps lead down into the modern kitchen area with a separate door leading off into the tiled wet room installed with an electric shower, w.c and wash basin. The annexe is also connected to SKY satellite and has broadband connections available.

Outside - Externally the property has equally as much to offer as inside. As mentioned previously the front garden area is low maintenance and entirely paved. The rear garden can be accessed through one of two ways, firstly, double gates in-between the house and the annexe open from the roadside to a small drive allowing off road parking for a small vehicle, alternatively, further gates to the left of the annexe open and lead to a private parking area offering space for 2 vehicles. The vast majority of the garden is found behind the property. South facing the rear garden is split levelled and primarily accessed via paved steps from the seating area by the detached annex and conservatory to the main house. Passing decorative flower beds the paved steps soon change into a sun trapped paved patio seating area which leads to a fantastic private entertaining space which boasts a purpose made BBQ & pizza oven. The garden as a whole is largely laid to lawn and stocked with herbaceous borders, a variety of floral beds and mature shrubs and trees perfect for any horticultural enthusiasts to get their green fingers stuck into. Alternatively the garden is more than a sufficient space for children or pets to run around and play in. Located in the far left corner of the garden the property also presents a peaceful, sunken Japanese meditation garden, which once again is stocked with a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees as well as a small decorative pond.

The Location - The market town of Builth Wells (Llanfair ym Mault) is located at the heart of Powys, Mid-Wales in what is arguably some of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom. Builth Wells lies within the Historic Boundaries of Brecknockshire, situated on the banks of the River Wye and the River Irfon The Upper section of the Wye Valley. Builth Wells is famously known for playing host to the Royal Welsh Show, which is the biggest agricultural show in Europe and attracts over 240,000 visitors to the town each year. With a population of around two and a half thousand the positive impact this has on many local businesses located within Builth Wells is immeasurable. Builth Wells is ideally located in regard to beautiful surroundings with the Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons both just a short drive away.

Builth offers a fantastic array of educational facilities including, nurseries, primary and secondary schools that are linked with the local leisure centre in Builth Wells that cover all of the schools sporting needs.

Blessed with a strong local community the town itself boasts a wide selection of shops both for visitors and locals, ranging from independently run General Stores, Supermarkets and Traditional Welsh Gift Shops. The Wyeside Arts Centre which is a presenting venue for live shows, visual arts and cinema. A wide array of local produce and products are available in the Cafs, restaurants and bars that is offered in Builth Wells as well as a wide range of B&Bs and hotels.

Builth Wells is renowned for being the home of several successful sports clubs including Builth Wells Rugby and Football Clubs, Builth Wells Golf Club an 18 Hole Parkland Course set in the quiet, picturesque countryside found on the outskirts of the town. Builth Wells Cricket Club and Builth Wells Bowling Club. The area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and is a haven for nature enthusiasts and those of an active disposition. Encompassed by stunning scenic countryside with rolling hill tops as far as the eye can see the town and nearby surroundings are popular with walkers and cyclists and present a variety of outdoor pursuits along with superb fishing and canoeing on the River Wye. The town is also approx. 5 miles from the award winning Fforest Fields Camp Site and in close proximity to gliding and para gliding clubs.

Accommodation List - -

Entrance Hall - 4.57m x 1.83m (14'11" x 6'0") -

Sitting Room - 3.71m x 3.35m (12'2" x 10'11") -

Kitchen Diner - 5.59m x 4.11m (18'4" x 13'5") -

Utility Room - 2.84m x 2.13m (9'3" x 6'11") -

Downstairs Shower Room - 1.72m x 1.12m (5'7" x 3'8") -

Conservatory - 6.48m x 2.57m (21'3" x 8'5") -

First Floor Landing - -

Bedroom Two - 3.66m x 3.43m (12'0" x 11'3") -

Bedroom Three - 3.58m x 3.10m (11'8" x 10'2") -

Bedroom Four - 4.22m x 2.29m (13'10" x 7'6") -

Office/Study - 2.16m x 1.83m (7'1" x 6'0") -

Family Bathroom - 3.52m x 2.61m (11'6" x 8'6") -

Master Bedroom - 6.73m x 4.47m (22'0" x 14'7") -

En Suite Bathroom - 3.5m x 3.4m (11'5" x 11'1") -

Detached Annexe - -

Living Room - 7.06m x 3.53m (23'1" x 11'6") -

Kitchen - 3.10m x 1.93m (10'2" x 6'3") -

Bathroom - 2.06m x 1.93m (max) (6'9" x 6'3" (max)) -

Mezzanine Floor/Bedroom - 4.14m x 3.40m (13'6" x 11'1") -

Services - We are informed the property is connected to all mains services.

Heating - Gas fired central heating.

Tenure - The property is of freehold tenure.

Links To Central London - Via Road - travel time is approximately 3hrs 57mins based on a 188 mile journey travelling over the Severn Crossing and then the M4.
Via Rail travel time is approximately 4hrs 59min based on a transfer From Builth Road Station (BHR) to Paddington Station with changes at Craven Arms (CRV) and Newport (NWP).

Nearest Airports - Cardiff Approximately 75 miles (duration: 1hr 57mins via road)
Bristol Approximately 86 miles (duration: 2hr 4mins via road)
Birmingham Approximately 100 miles (duration: 2hr 10mins via road)

Notice: The Property Misdescriptions Act - Notice: The Property Misdescription Act Holters for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: 1. These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessors and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. 2. All descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each term of them. 3. The vendors or lessors do not make or give, and neither do Holters for themselves nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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